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Free University of New Mexico tuition for some students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:51am

The University of New Mexico has announced it will offer free tuition for first-time students whose families make $50,000 or less.

Crane collapses outside SoFi Stadium in Southern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:42am

A large crane at a construction site collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

St. Louis officer gets 7 years in Russian roulette shooting

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:41am

A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Man ordered into diversion for popping 'Baby Trump' balloon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:15am

An Alabama man arrested for slashing a towering protest balloon depicting President Donald Trump as a baby was ordered to attend counseling and complete community service for a chance at getting the charges dismissed.

1 dead, 2 held after shooting near West Virginia University

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:02am

Two people were arrested in a fatal shooting at a student housing apartment complex near West Virginia University on Friday morning.

Sanders ahead in Utah Super Tuesday poll; Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Warren trailing

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:58am

A new Utah Democratic presidential primary poll puts Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead in the Beehive State.

Wayfaring sea turtles survived cold; now pneumonia threatens

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:45am

A dozen sea turtles that nearly froze when they were too far north last fall as water temperatures abruptly plunged in New Jersey survived that ordeal but remain threatened by the pneumonia most of them developed afterward.

Parents slam Serbia bill in chilling 'missing babies' cases

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 6:26am

Mirjana Novokmet does not believe that a special law that is set for approval in the Serbian parliament will help uncover what happened to her first child back in 1978.

Infantino: Soccer without fans no long-term virus solution

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 4:59am

including one between title rivals Juventus and Inter Milan — will be played in empty stadiums this weekend. Across the border, Switzerland’s soccer league has postponed all games in the top two divisions this weekend after a federal order that will see all events involving more than 1,000 people banned until mid-March.

Website aims to highlight hidden figures in black history

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 4:08am

A few years back, Matthew Delmont felt his teaching about African American history had gotten a little stale so he starting casting around for a fresh way to bring it to life.

Mother, grandmother get 20 years for chaining Alabama boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 4:05am

The mother and grandmother of an Alabama boy found naked and chained inside a home were sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 3:50am

At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources.

After traumatic year, Ohio city rallies around hoops team

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 3:43am

Trey Landers survived one of his hometown's worst moments. Now he's contributing to one of its best.

Atlanta's Olympic cauldron to be relit for marathon trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:22am

The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta was scheduled to be publicly lit for the first time in more than two decades on Saturday.

Maryland police officer won't be charged in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:18am

Criminal charges will not be filed against a police officer in Maryland who fatally shot a man accused of threatening to hurt himself and others.

Gun charge yields year in prison for man with neo-Nazi ties

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 11:11pm

A northern Virginia man with ties to a violent neo-Nazi group was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for weapons violations after he renounced his ties to extremism.

‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:23pm

For more than a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic death in the derelict vehicle.

California voting changes raise concerns for 'Super Tuesday'

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:21pm

Major changes to the way people vote have election advocates on edge as Californians cast ballots in a high-profile primary that was moved up from June so the country's most populous state could have a bigger say in picking the Democratic presidential nominee.

'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:18pm

A judge is expected to give a death sentence Friday to a man prosecutors call “The Boy Next Door Killer," who was found guilty of the home-invasion murders of two women.